2021 MASC Summer Institute

Esser Dollars. Equity. Efficacy. Cost Efficiencies.

Join your colleagues and other school leaders at MASC’s popular Summer Institute program, designed to help you anticipate—and prepare for—some of the critical social/emotional and financial challenges districts will confront as they plan for post-pandemic school reopenings.

Conference Details

  Saturday, July 17, 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  Courtyard Marriott, Marlborough (directions)
  Member School Committees and District Staff: No charge
  Non-members: $50
  Registration includes all materials and continental breakfast.

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8:00am - 8:45am:
Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:45am - 10:15am:
Equity, Efficacy, and Cost-efficiency: How "Wraparound Services" can Support the Whole Child and Improve Student Outcomes

Students are still dealing with the effects of the pandemic. Some have experienced profound disruptions: economic distress, illness, death of a family member. Some struggled with mental health. Some have quickly returned to the routines of school and friendships. Presenters from the Center for Optimized Student Support at the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development will offer insights on how you can practically apply leading edge developmental science and lessons learned from evidence-based models of "integrated student support" to address students' comprehensive strengths and needs, improving social-emotional and academic outcomes. Participants will come away with a clear roadmap for action in your community.

10:15am - 10:30am:

10:30am - Noon:
Funding Sources: Making the Most of the Federal Funds During an Extraordinary Time

Learn from a panel of School Business Officials about federal ESSER III provisions and deadlines (as well as other federal stimulus funds); how different districts are using the money to positively impact teaching and learning in service to students; and School Committee member responsibility for supporting, sustaining and overseeing thoughtful investment of this grant in your schools. The session will also incorporate the issues of equity in allocating spending and the political pressures in play during these extraordinary fiscal times.